Foundation for Young Farmers

Armed with a wealth of experience from Israel, Gilad Millo is on a mission to make agribusiness appealing to the youth.

Mr Millo, who is the head of business development at Amiran Kenya, has been at the centre of a campaign demonstrating how farming can be financially rewarding, just like any other profession that attracts the youth.

“Farming shouldn’t be taken as a last resort. Its potential is enormous, especially if the youth have it as the first job on the line. We are introducing greenhouses in schools, youth polytechnics and groups as part of an initiative to develop the next generation of farmers; Facebook farmers,” he told Money.

“The average age of the smallholder farmer in Kenya today is estimated at over 45years. This means that in the next 20 years, a good number of them will have retired, yet the younger generation is not interested in farming,” Mr…

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